States Distance Learning Association Terms and Conditions of
Use, Privacy and Security.
The USDLA web
site is designed to promote the development and application
of distant learning for education and training and allows
users to obtain and share information on distance learning
projects and events.
These Terms And Conditions Govern Your Use Of This
These Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms and Conditions")
constitute the contractual agreement between you and
USDLA regarding your use of our Site and any activities
or transactions you may conduct through the Site. Your
use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow
and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
In addition, these Terms
to you concerning how we use information you provide
We Keep Personal
Unless we have your permission, we do not share with
third parties any personal information you provide to
us. By "personal information" we mean information
that can be used by someone to identify or contact you,
such as your name, e-mail address, or mailing address,
and by "third parties" we mean anyone who
is not directly involved in the maintenance or running
of our web site. Please understand, though, that we
assume our members are interested in and obtaining information
and updates on distance education and other topics that
we believe would be of interest. Therefore, when
you become a member, we take it that you have consented
to our sharing membership information with third parties
who can, in our view, meet these needs. Part of
the value of membership in USDLA lies in this sharing
Each of our employees,
Board of Directors, and authorized members abides by
access to our visitor's personal information.
Naturally, our Site
is designed to allow individuals and companies interested
in distance education and training to share and exchange
information. Therefore, to the extent you participate
in such exchanges, and request that your personal information
be shared, then as you request the information you have
identified will be disclosed.
We Limit Our
Use Of Personal Information.
We use the information you provide to us strictly for
the purposes for which you have provided it. For example,
if you send us information concerning a distance education
event, and provide us with contact information (which
may include personal information, such as an e-mail
address, mailing address, or phone number), we will
post that information on our Site publicly, in accordance
with our policy.
In addition, we may
use your personal information, for example, to deliver
newsletters to you, or to notify you about new services
we are offering, unless you prefer that we not contact
you in the future. If you would prefer not to receive
such information from us, simply notify us in writing
to that effect.
To measure our visitors'
interest in and use of various areas of our site, we
may rely upon aggregate information -- which is information
that does not identify you. With this aggregate information,
we may undertake statistical and other summary analyses
of our visitors' behavior and characteristics. Although
we may share this aggregate information with third parties,
please rest assured that no information we provide to
third parties will allow anyone to identify you, or
determine anything personal about you.
We Allow You
To Update, Correct, Or Delete Your Personal Information
Upon your request, and to the extent your request does
not compromise our privacy policies, we will update
and correct personal information you have previously
provided to us. In addition, if you request, we use
commercially reasonable efforts to remove your name
and personal information from our database. Please understand,
however, that it may be impossible to remove this information
completely, due to backups and records of deletions.
If you wish to update your information, you may do so
by revising the information you previously submitted.
If you wish to remove your name from our database, please
notify us in writing to this effect. Requests can be
mailed to the United States Distance Learning Association,
140 Gould Street, Suite 200B, Needham, MA 02494.
Our Site is not directed at children, and we will not
accept or request personal information from individuals
we know to be under 13.
it may be necessary for us to release or use personal
information in connection with legal proceedings, or
in response to a subpoena or court order.
Site Contents; Downloading
Unless otherwise noted, the USDLA logo, the USDLA Journal,
all text, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs,
video clips, and other materials that are part of this
Site (collectively, the Contents), are copyrighted
works, trademarks, trade dress, or other intellectual
properties owned, controlled, or licensed by USDLA,
or used under principles of fair use.
The Contents of our
Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for
your personal, community service, and non-profit use.
You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable
materials displayed on the Site for such uses, provided
that you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary
notices contained on the materials. Please understand
that by allowing you to download these materials, we
expressly do not transfer to you any right, title or
interest in the materials.
Control and Content Of User-Posted Information; Other
Use of Site
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, or ideas,
which you may choose to provide to us in connection
with your use of this Site (collectively, Comments)
shall be and remain the property of USDLA. You agree
that USDLA may use or disclose Comments in any manner
USDLA shall be free to use, without restriction and
without compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how,
suggestions, or techniques contained in any Comments
you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever.
USDLA has no obligation
to respond to any Comments, and we reserve the right,
but undertake no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete
any material posted by users on the Site, in our sole
discretion and without notice.
You are prohibited from
posting or transmitting any advertising, "spam,"
unlawful, or other material we deem inappropriate for
our Site. USDLA disclaims all responsibility or liability
arising from the content of any user postings.
You agree to refrain
undertake any activity that imposes an unreasonable
or disproportionate burden on our Site. We reserve the
sole and absolute discretion to deny, revoke or otherwise
restrict the access privileges of any user that at any
time fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
Over Perceived Infringement
USDLA respects intellectual property rights, and will
terminate registered users and deny access to others
who, in our discretion, repeatedly infringe the intellectual
property rights of others. If you believe that materials
posted on our Site infringe rights you enjoy under copyright
law in specific materials (collectively, a "Work"),
we request that you follow the procedure described below
to notify us of your concerns or objections. In turn,
we agree to respond to your notice, as outlined below,
and remove, or disable access to material that you believe
infringes your Work.
Agent If you believe materials posted on our site
infringe the copyright in your Work, please direct your
concerns to our agent, designated under the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512) to respond
to such concerns (our Designated Agent):
John G. Flores, Ph.D.
United States Distance Learning Association
150 Gould Street, Suite 200B, Needham, MA 02494
Your notice to our Designated
Agent should follow the notice provisions set out in
the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512).
Additional information can be obtained from the web
site of the Copyright Office, located at http://www.loc.gov.
Links To Other Web
Sites And Services
USDLA does not control the availability or content of
any outside web sites, services, or resources to which
this Site may link. Concerns regarding any such service,
resource, or link should be directed to the particular
outside service or resource. We do not necessarily endorse,
sanction, or verify sites to which our Site links, and
we provide these links merely for our users' convenience.
While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate
and up-to-date information on the Site, we make no warranties
or representations as to its accuracy. USDLA assumes
no liability of responsibility for any errors or omissions
in the content on the Site.
THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENTS
OF THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS IS BASIS
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE BY YOUR USE OF
THE SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE
RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS
ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF
ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF
OUR SITE, AND THAT EGIV SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.
Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the
exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above
exclusion may not apply to you. Check your local laws
for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion
of implied warranties.
Your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow
and be bound by these rules and our policies. We may
from time to time change the rules and policies that
govern use of our Site. We will post these changes here,
and any changes will apply prospectively only. We may,
of course, change, move, or delete portions our Site,
or may add to our Site from time to time.
Security of Information
We have put in place security control systems designed
to prevent unauthorized disclosure of your personal
information. We cannot, however, provide any assurances
as to the security of your information, and expressly
disclaim any such obligations.
In the event that USDLA may wish to assign or transfer
your personal information and its rights hereunder to
a third party, you agree that USDLA may do so, on the
condition that such third party agrees to abide by the
USDLA applicable Terms and Conditions concerning privacy.
Choice of Law
and Jurisdiction Unless otherwise specified, this
Site and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for
the purpose of promoting the services of USDLA. This
Site is controlled and operated by USDLA from its location
in Needham, Massachusetts. This Agreement shall be construed
in accordance with the laws of the state of Massachusetts
without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Any
dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved
exclusively by the state or federal courts sitting in
the state of Massachusetts.
Please Contact Us
We are always happy to listen to your comments, and
answer your questions. You may contact us by e-mail,
telephone, fax, or mail, as follows:
John G. Flores, Ph.D.
United States Distance Learning Association
8 Winter Street, Suite 508, Boston, Massachusetts 02108